Blue

Blue

Marking the tenth anniversary of the publication of George Elliott Clarke’s Blue, this new and revised Gaspereau Press edition reminds us why Clarke has become one of Canada’s most read poets. His work is electric, alive, full of fury, beauty and truth. “I craved to draft lyrics that would pour out?Pentecostal fire?pell mell, scorching, bright, loud: a poetics of arson,” writes Clarke. “I am a child of napalm.”


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Marking the tenth anniversary of the publication of George Elliott Clarke’s Blue, this new and revised Gaspereau Press edition reminds us why Clarke has become one of Canada’s most read poets. His work is electric, alive, full of fury, beauty and truth. “I craved to draft lyrics that would pour out?Pentecostal fire?pell mell, scorching, bright, loud: a poetics of arson,” writes Clarke. “I am a child of napalm.”

George Elliott Clarke (CA)

George Elliott Clarke is an internationally-renowned poet and scholar whose books?including his highly-esteemed poetry collections Execution Poems and Whylah Falls?have won him many honours, including the Portia White Prize (1998), the Governor General’s Literary Award (2001), the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award (2004), and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fellowship Prize (2005). Born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Clarke presently resides in Toronto where he is E.J. Pratt Professor of Canadian Literature at the University of Toronto. George served as and Canada’s seventh Parliamentary Poet Laureate (2016?17).

Page length 176
Publication date (yyyymmmdd) 20111101
Publisher Gaspereau Press
ISBN: 9781554470990